What is raw?
Raw means unprocessed and for disk, it means unformatted. Not only hard disk, CD and USB flash drive probably turn into raw format. But how could we identify whether disks are Raw hard drive? It' s easy. Enter My Computer, then double-click listed partition with left mouse button. In case incorrect information like Windows prompts can' t access and load x: ... file or directory appears suggesting the disk has become RAW partition. Meanwhile, check the partition and examine its properties, you may see previous FAT or NTFS partition has become RAW partition and all properties such as partition size or available space can not display normally. 

What should user do when disk becomes raw?
There are numerous causes for raw including operating system error, abrupt power failure. Raw partition is a very common situation and the top priority under this circumstance is salvaging partition data. Though raw partition data can not be accessed, user could employ third-party data recovery software to perform raw recovery and then format partition. for professional data recovery software, MiniTool Power Data Recovery is the best choice raw recovery.

Perform raw recovery with MiniTool Power Data Recovery
Download MiniTool Power Data Recovery at the official website http://www.powerdatarecovery.com for free. (Never install the data recovery software on partition suffering data loss).

Illustration below would appear after running MiniTool Power Data Recovery:
Unregistered user should check the red zone and click "Launch Power Data Recovery Free Edition", then you can enjoy MiniTool Power Data Recovery free of charge.
Select "Damaged Partition Recovery" to enter next interface.
In this interface, user would see an "Unidentified" partition, namely, raw partition; select this partition and then click "Full Scan".
The scanning time depends on the data volume, please be patient.
This interface shows the previous status of this raw partition, select the highest suggested partition and click "Show Files'.
Tips: if too many files on the partition, user could employ the "Advanced Filter" to filter and find specific files efficiently by file name, file type and creation time, etc. Then check desired files and click "Save Files".
Click "Browse..." to specify saving location for those files. After than, click "OK". Thus, data on Raw hard drive is recovered through these operations. With MiniTool Power Data Recovery, user could recover data efficiently and perfectly. 
 





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